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Linglestown Gazette: August 2010

Sunday, August 29, 2010

CD settles labor dispute with bus drivers


Monday, August 23, 2010

TV 27 News on Linglestown makeover project

WHTM abc27 News posted an article over the weekend about the Linglestown improvement project that lacks some information.

It says two businesses have closed along Linglestown Road. Does anyone know which merchants have gone dark since construction started? Please post a comment if you're in the know.


Saturday, August 21, 2010

Backyard news, 08.21.10

* Yep, more roadwork is on the way. PennDOT will be paving Blue Ridge Avenue from N. Mountain Road to Piketown Road in the Linglestown area Aug. 23–25.

* Community group SWAN will be holding their next meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 25 at Epiphany Lutheran Church on Colonial Road, 7 pm. The gathering will feature a presentation by a Triple Crown Corporation representative about revised development plans for Stray Winds Farms, which is a large tract located west of Colonial Road.

* Friendship Community Center (FCC) is sponsoring a yard sale on Saturday, Sept. 11, 9 am–noon. If you have stuff to sell, spaces are available for $10 for Lower Paxton Twp. residents, and only $5 for FCC members. Call 657-5635 to register.

* A charity food drive will be held Friday, Sept. 17 in the Linglestown area to benefit a couple local food pantries. Econ Wealth Management is sponsoring the event.

* Be sure to check out Linglestown Gazette on Twitter.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Linglestown roadwork reaches halfway point

Motorists traveling through Linglestown started using the newly paved lane on Linglestown Road this week. Work was started to strip away the old pavement on the other lane the same day.

Also, new sidewalks are starting to be constructed in the village. Colored concrete and molds are being used to make the final product look like bricks.

As far as I know, both lanes should be open to traffic this fall.


Monday, August 16, 2010

Still time to win a 4-wheeler

Linglestown Fire Company is raffling off the ATV shown below as a fun way to raise funds. CLICK HERE for more details and online ticket purchases.


Twilight’s championship streak ends

Middletown ended Linglestown Twilight’s bid for a fourth straight playoff crown Friday by winning 2–1 at Koons Park. With the victory, Middletown won the best-of-seven series 4–2.

The playoffs turned into a marathon of sorts because league officials decided to play every day until a champion was crowned.

Linglestown and Middletown each played two series that required 10 games in 11 days. The only day off came last Thursday when a game was rained out.

Below are scores and links to game reports:

Game 1 … Middletown 6 – Linglestown 0 (Middletown Press and Journal)

Game 2 … Middletown 5 – Linglestown 3 (The Patriot-News)

Game 3 … Linglestown 11 – Middletown 7

Game 4 … Linglestown 5 – Middletown 3 (The Patriot-News)

Game 5 … Middletown 4 – Linglestown 3 (The Patriot-News)

Game 6 … Middletown 2 – Linglestown 1 (The Patriot-News)

Pictured is Linglestown pitcher Jason Kelly. (Photo by Sam Getty)


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Singers needed for local opera

Capitol Opera Harrisburg will hold an audition on Sunday, August 22nd, from 2–5 pm, for Walter Robin's The Breath of God, a new oratorio. Singers will be heard by appointment; please e-mail Kathleen Torchia at to schedule an audition.

Auditions will be held at: 6150 Allentown Blvd., Harrisburg, Pa. (Holy Name of Jesus Church & School). Go around the buildings to the left; auditions will be held in the trailer across from the gym.

Performances are scheduled for Saturday, May 14th, 2011, at 7:30 pm and Sunday, May 15th, 2011, at 2:00 pm. Rehearsals will be held during the week prior to the performances.

There are solos for Soprano, Mezzo, Tenor & Bass.

Chorus members need not audition, but should e-mail Kathleen at to express their interest.

Monday, August 09, 2010

Peach fest on tap Saturday

Calvary Build, a Habitat-for-Humanity Woodbine Street Project, is holding a Peach Extravaganza on Saturday, August 14 from 2-7 pm at Calvary United Methodist Church, 4700 Locust Lane, in Colonial Park.

The Peach Extravaganza will feature peach-related items, including Peachy Paterno ice cream served by a Penn State player.

Other Extravaganza events include a chicken barbecue dinner for $7, a bake sale, huge silent auction, craft tables including bird houses, jewelry and centerpieces, live music all day, kids crafts and games, and a book sale.

CLICK HERE for more information about the church's Habitat-for-Humanity project, or call 545-0021 if you have questions about the project or Peach Extravaganza.

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Twilight down a game in final series

Middletown jumped out to a one game lead in the best-of-seven East Shore Twilight League championship series Saturday by shutting out Linglestown Twilight 6–0 at Penn State Harrisburg.

Game 2 is scheduled today at Koons Park. Game time is 5 pm.

I'll try to recap the series later in the week. Meanwhile, check The Patriot-News and PennLive for scores and game times.


Saturday, August 07, 2010

Twilight earns trip to playoff championship round

Linglestown Twilight won a pitcher's duel Friday against Palmyra to advance to the East Shore Twilight League championship series for the fourth straight year. For a game recap of yesterday's 2–1 win at Palmyra, CLICK HERE for a story from the Lebanon Daily News.

Twilight will play Middletown for the league crown for the second consecutive year. The series begins today at Penn State Harrisburg campus in Middletown, 2 pm.


Thursday, August 05, 2010

Palmyra nips Twilight to extend series

Palmyra rallied for three runs in the seventh and final inning to edge Linglestown Twilight 3–2 Thursday at Koons Park. Linglestown still leads the best-of-five East Shore Twilight League semifinal series two games to one.

Two walks issued by Linglestown hurler Evan Phillips to start the final inning resulted in a pair of runs on a misplayed grounder. Palmyra first baseman Mike Snyder followed with a game-winning homer that he tomahawked over Koons Park's short left-field fence.

Linglestown had trouble figuring out Palmyra pitcher Mike Weary’s sidewinding delivery. The right-hander gave up four hits, struck out nine and walked two in a complete-game outing.

The final inning spoiled a good effort by Evan Phillips, who went the distance and only allowed five hits.

Game 4 of the series will be played Friday night in Palmyra at the In the Net Sports Complex. Game time is 5:45 pm.

CLICK HERE for game story from the Lebanon Daily News.


Twilight, Palmyra to re-do Game #3

Linglestown Twilight catcher Kyle Hollingsworth hit a game-tying, two-run homer in the last inning to tie Palmyra at six runs apiece in Wednesday action of a East Shore Twilight Series semifinal playoff series. The game was suspended due to darkness and will be played tonight at Koons Park, 5:45 pm, free admission.

Linglestown leads the best-of-five series 2–0.

CLICK HERE for a game recap from the Lebanon Daily News.


Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Twilight one win away from finals

Linglestown Twilight, your hometown sandlot baseball team, took a commanding 2–0 lead in a best-of-five semifinal playoff series Tuesday against Palmyra. CLICK HERE for the story from the Lebanon Daily News.

Action resumes this evening at Koons Park, 5:45 pm, free admission.


Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Backyard news, 08.03.10

* SANDLOT BASEBALL UPDATE – Linglestown Twilight took a 1–0 lead over Palmyra in a best-of-five semifinal playoff series Monday at Koons Park before a nice crowd. For a good description of the action, CLICK HERE for details courtesy of the Lebanon Daily News.

Game 3 of the series will be played Wednesday at Koons Park, 5:45 pm, free admission.

* According to WGAL TV-8 News, a salesman trying to peddle a cleaning product attacked a Lower Paxton man when he refused to make a purchase. CLICK HERE for a video report.

* Do you have any leftover prescription drugs sitting in your medicine cabinet? If so, you have a chance to safely dispose of them this Saturday at the Lower Paxton Township Municipal Center. To get more info, click HERE.

* I was contacted a few weeks ago by a direct descendant of Thomas Lingle, the pioneer who founded the village of Linglestown way back in 1765. She is searching for a copy of the Lingle crest. Please send e-mail to the Gazette if you are in the know.


Monday, August 02, 2010

Twilight heads to semifinal series

Linglestown Twilight is set to take on Palmyra this evening in the first game of the East Shore Twilight League semifinal playoff round. Game time is 5:45 pm at Koons Park, free admission.

Linglestown and Palmyra split their regular season series with two wins apiece.

Twilight earned a first-round bye last Friday when they defeated a tough Hummelstown club 6–5 to earn a second-place finish in the regular season. Middletown also earned a bye and won the regular season championship by a point over Linglestown.

Palmyra swept Hummelstown in a best-of-three first-round series over the weekend to advance to the semifinal round.

Twilight has a good shot at winning the playoffs for a fourth straight year. They usually score plenty of runs and play above average defense. Getting good starting pitching will be a key to victory because the bullpen is a little thin this year.